We have little to share for the two weeks following our Caribbean cruise. We managed to squeeze in several doctor and dentist visits before leaving Texas again. Phil played pickleball a few times a week, mostly indoors at the Methodist church. Other than that, we spent a lot of time reading and preparing for our upcoming trip to Florida.
On Saturday, April 22nd, we decided to visit Luckenbach to listen to some music. We had not checked to see if there was anything happening that day and were surprised to find the parking lot quite full at 2 pm. We discovered that they were holding their 2nd Annual Bluegrass Festival. Fortunately, we had our folding chairs in the back of the car, so we had a place to sit. As we entered, we were told that the entire area in front of the stage was full so we would have to go across the bridge and sit on the hillside. This gave us a somewhat limited view from the side of the stage but, once they shifted one of the speakers mid-afternoon, we could hear the music clearly. Upon looking online, we learned that the festival had started at 11 am and the headliners, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, were scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm. Although we had only planned to stay for a couple of hours, we then knew we would be there for the duration. The crowd continued to grow throughout the afternoon and the hillside was quite packed by the time Ricky Skaggs performed. All of the groups were very good, and we were glad we had chosen to attend.